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#26 OFFLINE   yosoyellobo

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Posted 16 November 2011 - 12:20 PM

We could hope it be pick up by TNT like Southland.

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Posted 16 November 2011 - 04:31 PM

For us serialized types (how did Nick say it?) with "astounding logic", it probably was not the type of story for us.


Just tell me that as a "serialized type", you're not anxiously awaiting "Dallas" next summer. :D

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Posted 16 November 2011 - 05:06 PM

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Posted 16 November 2011 - 06:10 PM

We could hope it be pick up by TNT like Southland.


It sucks that it is cancelled on NBC.:nono2: It would probably do better at TNT, I think?

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Posted 17 November 2011 - 08:27 AM

Just tell me that as a "serialized type", you're not anxiously awaiting "Dallas" next summer. :D


Ouch! No, I think we will skip that one. LOL ;)

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Posted 17 November 2011 - 09:25 AM

The episodes were getting better.

Too bad for Kenny Johnson he got blown up in SOA ( he was also blown up in the Shield ) and now his new show is cancelled.

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Posted 17 November 2011 - 02:56 PM

Certainly, once a network cancels a show, you can't watch it any future shows. But there will be at least 13 episodes of this show (NBC officially has said the show isn't canceled -- they are "weighing their options" what to do with the show).

M*A*S*H was almost canceled after their first season. then they got slotted behind "All in the Family" during their second season; the rest is history.

Chicago Code and Detroit 187 are two shows from last season that I really enjoyed -- even after I heard they were being canceled. Whether Prime Suspect gets picked up for future shows on NBC or another network doesn't matter to me. I'm enjoying the shows now.

EDIT: Bottom line: The networks have proven time and time again, that they don't always make the right decisions.

I liked those two too. Also The Cape.

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Posted 17 November 2011 - 03:15 PM

The episodes were getting better.

Too bad for Kenny Johnson he got blown up in SOA ( he was also blown up in the Shield ) and now his new show is canceled.



I hope no one who reads this thread has not seen the recent episode of SOA cause that is quite the spoiler..

Prime Suspect is a great show sorry to see it go. Most shows that tell a different story each week usually have a season finale that ends with a to be continued, I hope that is not the case with Prime Suspect.

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Posted 17 November 2011 - 05:34 PM

Hadn't watched any of them yet and too many other shows on the DVR. No need to invest my time in this one now. Delete.


To bad you are going to delete without watching. It is a good show and each episode is pretty much stand alone so nothing is lost by watching this show even if cut short by NBC. It is almost like not watching a movie because it will not have a hundred sequels.

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Posted 17 November 2011 - 05:46 PM

If you like the show, why not at least continue to watch the remaining episodes? I know I will continue to enjoy them while they last.


This is one of those cop shows that doesn't need an 'ending' to be good. Each episode stands on its own pretty well. So I will keep it in my timers until it is gone.

I'm sorry to see this one go, it was developing nicely imo.


So those that aren't watching it because the network canceled it are basically letting the networks decide what is worthy and what isn't. I've seen to many great shows get canceled; no way am I letting the networks decide.


Your logic astounds me, but to each, his or her own as the case may be. If you choose to let others make your viewing decisions for you, so be it, but as stated previously, each epi of Prime Suspect stands alone and Maria Bello is certainly worth my time.

Sorry to see it go.


Maybe because it had no pervasive story arc? Prime Suspect is more like the old pre-Dallas soap-opera shows that had each episode stand on its own and instead concentrated on telling a crisp story and developing the characters from week to week. Now, it seems, dramas have to be serials to keep viewers coming back--a gimmick that frequently disguises inferior writing, IMHO.


To bad you are going to delete without watching. It is a good show and each episode is pretty much stand alone so nothing is lost by watching this show even if cut short by NBC. It is almost like not watching a movie because it will not have a hundred sequels.


I intend to keep watching this show too and I agree with the quotes above. I much prefer shows where each episode stands on its own.

Thanks for the heads-up. Deleted from the DVR.


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Posted 18 November 2011 - 04:18 PM

To bad you are going to delete without watching. It is a good show and each episode is pretty much stand alone so nothing is lost by watching this show even if cut short by NBC. It is almost like not watching a movie because it will not have a hundred sequels.


As I said, too many other shows. I rarely start watching new shows until I know they've been picked up, then I watch them over the summer. I'm sure every show that gets cancelled is liked by someone and it's not about story arcs, it's about investing in the characters.


But, even fewer shows now. I told my wife to go ahead and delete all of the shows, because it was cancelled and she deleted the season of Unforgettable instead.

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Posted 18 November 2011 - 04:35 PM

It's a good show - she's great.
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Posted 18 November 2011 - 07:56 PM

Really liked the show sorry to here about the cancellation.
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Posted 19 November 2011 - 02:22 PM

As I said, too many other shows. I rarely start watching new shows until I know they've been picked up, then I watch them over the summer. I'm sure every show that gets cancelled is liked by someone and it's not about story arcs, it's about investing in the characters.


But, even fewer shows now. I told my wife to go ahead and delete all of the shows, because it was cancelled and she deleted the season of Unforgettable instead.


Another good show.....

I don't get the investing in the characters thing. I watch for the plot, not the characters. A Lot of the shows I watch and like I could not tell you who stars in them since I don't care I care about the story for that episode.

They do have to fit the Story line of course if Big Bang Theory's girl across the hall had been played by Big Bertha I most likely would not be watching it.
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Posted 19 November 2011 - 03:11 PM

And I don't watch shows for the attractiveness of the cast.

I'm sure Directv can't wait to get their hands on your unit.

 
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Posted 20 November 2011 - 11:28 AM

Just watched the latest episode. Best one so far. Damn shame to see this show cancelled. I usually record series in their entirety and watch them all at once, but we got caught up in this excellent show and never thought it would be cancelled.

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Posted 20 November 2011 - 01:23 PM

And I don't watch shows for the attractiveness of the cast.

Don't let that hold you back. Maria Bellow, although in my opinion a very nicely attractive woman when she wants to be, is definitely toned down in this program to look more like a working cop.
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Posted 21 November 2011 - 09:22 AM

Add me to the list of people disappointed to hear it's being cancelled. My wife and I really enjoy this show and I have to think it would be doing well if on any other network. It's exactly the same kind of scripted cop-drama that draws huge numbers on CBS (but better executed than CSI IMHO) but for some reason can't find a larger audience on NBC.

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Posted 21 November 2011 - 11:06 AM

CBS seems to have always portrayed itself as the more conservative (read: old-time TV, not political) network, so except for a small number of reality shows, it continues to rely on scripted shows. And its audience knows this is the network to go to for those traditionally well-written, well-acted scripted shows. For that reasons, its demographics tend to skew older. (Although with today's economy, 55 and up is rapidly becoming the demographic with the most disposable income.)

NBC, on the other hand, is just the opposite, pushing for what they consider the hipper, younger demographic that hasn't grown up watching scripted dramas. So when its audience sees such a show on the NBC schedule, they say "Whazzat?" and ignore it. I agree -- Prime Suspect would be a natural for CBS.
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Posted 21 November 2011 - 01:10 PM

Add me to the list of people disappointed to hear it's being cancelled. My wife and I really enjoy this show and I have to think it would be doing well if on any other network. It's exactly the same kind of scripted cop-drama that draws huge numbers on CBS (but better executed than CSI IMHO) but for some reason can't find a larger audience on NBC.


Puzzling, isn't it? Couldn't ask for a better cast, better writing and yet they're gonna flush it. But NBC is not the only channel that makes these mistakes. In it's first year, The Good Wife almost got canceled. These shows that are "critically acclaimed", yet lack high audience numbers are the shows the nets should hold onto and give them a chance to build an audience.

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Posted 21 November 2011 - 01:33 PM

Anyone who watched last week's episode (Underwater) is probably wondering why there's no audience for this show. It was excellent, IMHO.
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Posted 21 November 2011 - 02:36 PM

I liked that episode too. I liked the road trip.

Oh well, I'll enjoy while I can. That might even be the only NBC show I'm watching.
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Posted 02 December 2011 - 11:47 AM

This show just gets better and better. When I though it could not get better, there was last nights "Gone to Pieces". The interaction between the characters is getting better every week. Some of the squad room banter was hilarious.

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Posted 02 December 2011 - 12:24 PM

That's the problem, shows don't get enough time to get into the groove. Thinking back to the late 80s, Star Trek Next Gen wasn't all that great for two seasons, then really started getting good in the third and lasted 7. Now shows don't get a chance to sometimes get through half a season.

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Posted 02 December 2011 - 12:49 PM

That's the problem, shows don't get enough time to get into the groove. Thinking back to the late 80s, Star Trek Next Gen wasn't all that great for two seasons, then really started getting good in the third and lasted 7. Now shows don't get a chance to sometimes get through half a season.


Really disturbing to see Unforgettable "on the bubble" while Prime Suspect, with a far superior cast and better story lines has been cancelled. Without Poppy, I would find Unforgettable very forgettable.

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